Automation Engine is not a real time engine. All time based actions are triggered
by a so called “Timer” transaction. This transaction is executed every 20 seconds.
(In realty it is a little more complex, however knowing this is sufficient to understand
the behavior explained below.)
A UNIX job executing
the os command “sleep 30” will have a runtime of approximately 30 seconds:
maximum runtime (MRT) of 15 seconds, else cancel, should abort the job:
may happen, that the job is not canceled:
about 2 scenarios:
the timing might also be influenced by the current load of the system.
this it is understandable, that maximum runtime setting below 1 minute do not